Here is our British Comedy Awards live text, now preserved as an account of what happened on the evening. It was a terrific show with some worthy (and some not so worthy) winners, all listed below along with comments, tweets and thoughts on the awards.
2324: Thanks for stopping by for the live text and all your contributions. I’ll leave you with Micky Flanagan’s thoughts that he let Angelos win so they could give the award to “the backwards fella”. Good Night!
2322: Not sure Miranda deserved it for 2011, but she’s a great actor. Fresh Meat could have probably taken most awards had the judges been generous!
2321: Nichola Ntim on Twitter: “Miranda won AGAIN,seriously? its beyond a joke now.All of the fresh meat actresses should’ve been nominated, they’re amazing!”
2319: Great to see Foster’s involved again tonight. Probably deserve a contribution to comedy award themselves!
2318: Did I mention I got quite a few of these categories right?! Voted for Millican in the sidebar too…
2317: Until then, you can catch the backstage goss on E4 now. Highlights have definitely been the Coogan & Iannucci speeches, Shooting Stars winning, and our voters getting it completely wrong as Sarah Millican takes the title of Queen of Comedy 2011.
2314: And just like that the awards have all been dished out. Our full opinion piece will be online tomorrow.
2313: Big call from TCJ’s George to get that one right. Great…guess.
2312: WINNER: Best Sketch Show 2011: Horrible Histories
2311: Best Sketch Show: Come Fly With Me (0), Horrible Histories (1), The One Ronnie (1), This Is Jinsy (1)
2309: This feels a bit rushed now! Him & Her on to present Best Sketch Show.
2308: WINNER: Best Comedy Drama 2011: Psychoville
2307: Olly and Spencer from Made in Chelsea on to present Best Comedy Drama: Fresh Meat (2) Misfits (0), Comic Strip Presents: The Hunt For Tony Blair (1), Psychoville (0)
2305: I can’t believe I’ve got to move to change the channel. What a liberty! Over to E4 for the “live lock-in”.
2304: Touching scenes during Lee’s speech. Wonderful way to end the live show.
2301: Jack Whitehall from the crowd on Twitter: “Hope you all liked my ‘happy for others’ face!! X”
2259: WINNER: Lee Evans gets The Channel 4 Award for Special Contribution to Comedy
2258: TCJ contributor Nichola Ntim on Twitter: “So happy stewart lee won, comedy genius!”
2254: Angelos copes exceedingly well with an intrusive Freddie Starr. Could have been a wicked speech. Ruined
2252: WINNER: Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist 2011: Dan Skinner as Angelos Epithemiou
2251: A quick word on Victoria Wood. An outstanding writer, actor, comedian and…pianist. Absolutely superb.
2250: Ruth Jones and Freddie Starr on for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist: Dan Skinner (1), Greg Davies (1), Micky Flanagan (1), Tom Rosenthal (0)
2249: Mark Wright and Dougie from McFly presented that one by the way
2249: The Voice of God has sent me a tweet. Cheers big guy. See you up there.
2248: WINNER: Best Female TV Comic 2011: Victoria Wood
2247: Best Female TV Comic: Jo Brand (2), Miranda Hart (0), Sarah Millican (1), Victoria Wood (0)
2243: Celebrity Juice on Twitter “Well done Shooting Stars. Fingers crossed we get axed next year and win #ComedyAwards”
2241: Apparently, from the crowd reception, David Attenborough jokes are risque!
2238: Armando has a lot to live up to after Coogan’s speech… phone hacking joke to follow…
2236: Lynsey Cook in the comments: “Pleased Iannucci is getting some recognition! Genius.”
2234: WINNER: Writers’ Guild Of Great Britain Award 2011: Armando Iannucci
2232: Award coming up for Armando Iannucci…
2231: WINNER: Best Comedy Entertainment Programme 2011: Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
2229: Best Comedy Entertainment: Alan Carr Chatty Man (0) An Idiot Abroad (1), TV Burp, (1), Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (1)
2228: Best Comedy Entertainment Programme up next. I’m not who these presenters are: maybe something to do with that school in Essex programme.
2224: I’m wrong. It hasn’t happened much tonight though (#predictionking2011). BBC Comedy on Twitter: “Shooting Stars bows out with a bang! Congrats to all!”. They did ignore the quote though, so I’m kind of right…right?
2223: Vic and Bob thank the BBC. I predict they’ll miss that one on the BBC twitter…
2223: WINNER: Best Comedy Panel Show 2011: Shooting Stars.
2222: They’re rushing here as we’re behind. Up next Matt Lucas on to present Best Comedy Panel Show: Celebrity Juice (0), Have I Got News For You (0), Shooting Stars (2), Would I Lie to You? (1)
2221: Brilliant stuff. What a lady.
2220: WINNER: Queen of Comedy 2011: Sarah Millican
2219: Barbara Windsor on to present King or Queen of Comedy. Public voted for this one…
2217: Gary Robinson on Twitter “Don’t give up the day job @vincecable”
2216: What a gracious…loser.
2215: TCJ’s George Zielinski: “Well done Darren Boyd! Can’t begrudge him even though my tip for Whitehall didn’t come through!”
2214: Vince Cable hit some cracking lead balloon jokes.
2211: OOOOOOH yeah! Big prediction win for me there. Darren gives shout outs to Simeon Goulden and Lucy Lumsden…think it was the good luck wishes we gave them on Twitter earlier…
2211: WINNER: Best TV Comedy Actor 2011: Darren Boyd
2208: Vince Cable is on stage for Best Comedy Actor: Darren Boyd (1), Hugh Bonneville (0), Hugh Dennis (1), Jack Whitehall (1)
2206: Radio Times on Dame Helen also saying ‘clunge’: “*That* word coming out of Helen Mirren’s mouth just doesn’t seem right – she’s practically the Queen! #BritishComedyAwards”
2204: Agreed that it is a great night for BBC so far. Didn’t seem like it would go that way.
2203: from @BBCComedy “This is turning out to be a tremendous evening! Ruddy well done @MermHart and Stewart Lee. #britishcomedyawards”
2202: One of the stand out shows of the last 20 years. Truly deserved award.
2200: WINNER: Lifetime Achievement Award 2011: Have I Got News For You
2158: Dame Helen Mirren on to present Lifetime Achievement
2156: Quite happy with getting that one right.
2155: WINNER: Best Male TV Comic 2011: Stewart Lee
2154: Got to love a technical glitch
2147: WINNER: Best Comedy Actress 2011: Miranda Hart
2146: Best Comedy Actress: Claire Skinner (2), Dawn French (0) Miranda Hart (0) Tamsin Greig (1)
2145: Greg Davies & Amir Khan on stage to present Best Comedy Actress
2142: I’ve never welcomed adverts so much. ‘I’ve got blisters on me fingers!’
2138: For those wondering, it was George who predicted Peep Show incorrectly.
2137: WINNER: British Comedy Awards Outstanding Achievement Award 2011: The Inbetweeners
2134: Kylie Minogue enters scene right. Surprise award here for The Inbetweeners. Kylie saying ‘clunge’ is probably highlight of 2011.
2131: I’m two for three after that one. Damn you Norton! Twenty Twelve was a great show.
2130 WINNER: Best Sitcom 2011: Twenty Twelve
2128: Best Sitcom up next. Nick Hewer and Paloma Faith to present: Friday Night Dinner (0), Miranda (0), Peep Show (1), Twenty Twelve (2)
2126: Sarah Millican presents Graham with his award in Birmingham. So much live link-up. It’s like the national bingo here.
2125: WINNER: Best Comedy Entertainment Personality 2011: Graham Norton
2123: Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Alan Carr (0) Charlie Brooker (2) Graham Norton (0), Harry Hill (1)
2122: Back from their break and Best Comedy Entertainment Personality is up next. Hilary Devey and Gareth Malone on to present.
2118: A lot of applause should go to Spy and Twenty Twelve. Two great shows this year. Friday Night Dinner? Not so much.
2115: No surprises there then. The only unanimous vote in our predictions. Now the fun begins!
2114: “We all knew it would happen! Big win for Fresh Meat!” George, TCJ Features Editor
2113: WINNER: Best New Comedy 2011: Fresh Meat
2111: Nominees, with TCJ predictions in brackets: Best New Comedy: Fresh Meat (3 votes), Friday Night Dinner (0), Spy (0), Twenty Twelve (0)
2110: Jeff Goldblum on stage to present Best New Comedy
2108: “This show is longer than Christine Bleakley’s lie-in”
2106: Six minutes before John Terry was mentioned. Not too bad!
2104: Steve Coogan in the crowd this evening. Perhaps a King of Comedy nomination should have gone his way?
2102: Intro sketch with Wossy, Dan Skinner and Benedict Cumberbatch. Who wouldn’t want some of Angelos’ moussaka?!
2100: Here we go! Our mates at Foster’s are sponsoring the awards tonight. Lovely people.
2059: You’ve got a fiver in your wallet – who’s it going on this evening? Surely Fresh Meat for New Sitcom will have the shortest odds this evening.
2045: 15 minutes until we kick off on Channel 4.